Jessup Police Department

  • Agency: Jessup Police Department
  • Address: 395 Lane St, Jessup , 18434 PA
  • Chief:
Phone: 570-489-0411
Fax: 570-489-6410

Jessup Police Department is located at 395 Lane St, Jessup , 18434 PA. The Jessup Police Department phone number is 570-489-0411.

Jessup Police Department News

FYI, Jessup Borough has an "open container" ordinance prohibiting the possession of open alcoholic beverage containers of any type on the streets, sidewalks, parks and other public locations within the Borough.

Anyone wishing to have their property checked by Jessup Police while they are out of town should stop at the Police station or Borough Secretary's office and request a property check form, fill it out and return it to the Jessup Police. Thank you

Jessup snow emergency parking regulations are as follows. On day one of the snow emergency, it is illegal to park on the odd numbered side of the roadway. On the second day of the snow emergency, it is illegal to park on the even numbered side of the roadway. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Numerous cars have been broken into in the borough since Friday night. Please keep your cars locked, do not leave any valuables in your vehicles, and report any suspicious activity you see. The non emergency number for the Police communication center is 570-342-9111.

A few items of jewelry were found in Jessup and turned into the Police Department. If you can identify the items, please contact Jessup Police at 570-342-9111

Jessup's Open Container Law states in part as follows; It shall be unlawful, within the Borough of Jessup, for any person to drink liquor or malt or brewed beverages upon any public street, public municipal parking lot, private parking lot open to public use or public park, public sidewalk, lane, alley, public recreational area or in any vehicle being operated or parked thereon. Violation of this law is punishable by a fine of not less than $100 or more than $300.

I would like to thank everyone who helped reunite Dilla with her family.

Here are some Holiday Safety Tips from the National Safety Council Decorating Safety Never use lighted candles near trees, boughs, curtains/drapes, or with any potentially flammable item. Wear gloves while decorating with spun glass “angel hair.” It can irritate your eyes and skin. A common substitute is non-flammable cotton. When spraying artificial snow on windows or other surfaces, be sure to follow directions carefully. These sprays can irritate your lungs if you inhale them. Small children may think that holiday plants look good enough to eat, but many plants may be poisonous or can cause severe stomach problems. Plants to watch out for include: mistletoe, holly berries, Jerusalem cherry and amaryllis. Keep all of these plants out of children's reach. When displaying a tree, cut off about two inches off the trunk and put the tree in a sturdy, water-holding stand. Keep the stand filled with water so the tree does not dry out quickly. Stand your tree away from fireplaces, radiators and other heat sources. Make sure the tree does not block foot traffic or doorways. Avoid placing breakable tree ornaments or ones with small, detachable parts on lower branches where small children or pets can reach them. If you use an artificial tree, choose one that is tested and labeled as fire resistant. Artificial trees with built-in electrical systems should have the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) label. Only use indoor lights indoors (and outdoor lights only outdoors). Look for the UL label. Check lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, and loose connections. Replace or repair any damaged light sets. Use no more than three light sets on any one extension cord. Extension cords should be placed against the wall to avoid tripping hazards, but do not run cords under rugs, around furniture legs or across doorways. Turn off all lights on trees and decorations when you go to bed or leave the house. Unplug extension cords when not in use. If using a natural tree, make sure it is well watered to avoid dry branches from catching fire from the heat of light bulbs. When displaying outdoor lights, fasten them firmly to a secure support with insulated staples or hooks to avoid wind damage. Never nail, tack or stress wiring when hanging lights and keep plugs off the ground away from puddles and snow. Ladder Safety When putting up holiday decorations, always use the proper step stool or ladder to reach high places. Don’t stand on chairs, desks or other furniture. If you have to use a step ladder near a doorway, lock or barricade the door and post signs so no one will open it and knock you off the ladder. A straight or extension ladder should be placed one foot away from the surface it rests against for every four feet of ladder height. When you climb, always face the ladder and grip the rungs to climb – not the side rails. Always keep three points of contact on the ladder whether two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand. When climbing, keep your hips between the side rails and do not lean too far or overreach. Reposition the ladder closer to the work instead. Use ladders with slip-resistant feet and wear clean, dry and slip-resistant shoes when climbing a ladder. When using ladders outdoors, get down immediately if high winds, rain, snow or other inclement weather begins. Winds can blow you off the ladder and rain or snow can make both the rungs and the ground slippery. Hosting and Food Safety When preparing a holiday meal for friends and family be sure to wash hands, utensils, sink, and anything else that has come in contact with raw poultry. Keep in mind that a stuffed bird takes longer to cook. Never defrost food at room temperature. Thaw it in the refrigerator, in cold water or in the microwave. While doing holiday cooking, keep your knives sharp. Most knife injuries occur due to dull blades. Use a clean food thermometer to cook foods to a safe internal temperature before serving. Avoid cleaning kitchen surfaces with wet dishcloths or sponges. They easily harbor bacteria and promote bacteria growth. Use clean paper towels instead. When reheating leftovers, bring the temperature up to at least 165°F to eliminate any bacterial growth. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers in covered shallow containers (less than two inches deep) within two hours after cooking. Date the leftovers for future use. Being a smart party host or guest should include being sensible about alcoholic drinks. More than half of all traffic fatalities are alcohol-related. Use designated drivers, people who do not drink, to drive other guests home after a holiday party. The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year. You can’t avoid stress completely, but you can give yourself some relief. Allow enough time to shop for gifts and meal items rather than hurry through stores and parking lots. Only plan to do a reasonable number of errands. Winter Vehicle Preparation Prepare your car for the winter by checking items such as the brakes, spark plugs, battery, and tires. Check your owner’s manual for the recommended interval for a tune-up. Be prepared for emergency situations on the road by having a winter “survival kit” in the vehicle including items such as, a working flashlight, extra batteries, reflective triangles, compass, first aid kit, exterior windshield cleaner, ice scraper, snow brush, wooden stick matches in a waterproof container, and non-perishable, high energy foods like unsalted canned nuts, dried fruits, and hard candy. Disclaimer: Information and recommendations contained in this piece are compiled from sources believed to be reliable. The National Safety Council makes no guarantee as to and assumes no responsibility for the correctness, sufficiency or completeness of such information or recommendations. Other or additional safety measures may be required under particular circumstances.

Jessup Police will be conducting extra patrols Friday and Saturday for your Halloween safety

There were numerous vehicles broken into in Jessup over the past 24 hours. There was also thefts of bicycles from private driveways. Please keep your cars locked and remove all valuables and keep your property secure. Anyone seeing any suspicious activity, please call the Lackawanna County communications center at 570-342-9111.

The Jessup Borough Police Department will be accepting applications for part time Police Officers. Anyone who is interested and act 120 qualified may pick up an application at the Jessup Borough office 8 to 4, Monday through Friday.

There have been reports of people posing as a PPL employee to residents of Jessup over the phone threatening to shut their power off unless they give their credit card information within a few minutes. If this should happen to you, do not give them any of your information and contact the utility immediately.

Fireworks Frequently Asked Questions Q: Can I use fireworks in Pennsylvania? A: State law prohibits the use of Consumer and Display Fireworks in Pennsylvania without a permit. Items defined as “ground and hand-held sparkling devices”, “novelties” and “toy caps” in American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Standard 87-1 are not currently regulated by State Law; therefore, their sale and use are permissible. These “non-fireworks” are the only types allowed to be sold from tents, stands, convenience stores, retail establishments and other various outlets not licensed by the Department of Agriculture. (Title 35, Chapter 13A, Sections 1271 & 1275) Q: Can I buy regular fireworks – not sparklers or novelty items -- under any conditions? A: This answer depends on whether or not you are a Pennsylvania resident. Pennsylvania residents: May purchase Consumer Fireworks only with a display permit issued by the municipality wherein the display will take place. Non-residents: An amendment to the Fireworks Law, effective November 30, 2004, makes it legal, upon proof of out-of-state residency status, to purchase Consumer Fireworks from a facility licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture provided the Consumer Fireworks are transported directly out of state by the seller or purchaser. (Title 35, Chapter 13A, Section 1275) Q: How do I get a permit for a fireworks display? A: The Commonwealth does not issue permits for firework displays and does not oversee the issuance of permits by the municipalities. A permit for a fireworks display must be obtained from the municipality where the display will take place. The municipality is the only governing body with authority to issue this permit under reasonable rules and regulations adopted by them. Upon inspection of the display site by the fire chief, or other designated officer, and the posting of a bond of at least $500 for any possible damages, the municipality may issue a permit to a person they deem competent. If you are hiring someone to perform the display, that person or corporation must be registered with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. If you are not hiring someone, you can attempt to obtain the status of “competent operator” from the municipality where the display will take place. Questions concerning display permits should be directed to the appropriate municipality. Any business entity that performs, provides or supervises fireworks displays or exhibitions for profit must register annually with the Office of Attorney General. For more information, contact the Office of Attorney General, Criminal Law Division, at (717) 787-3391. (Title 35, Chapter 13A, Sections 1273, 1274, 1275.2 & 1276.2) Q: Who enforces the Fireworks Law? A: Any Law Enforcement Officer having jurisdiction may make an arrest and confiscate fireworks under the Fireworks Law. To report a violation of the Fireworks Law contact the Police Department servicing your area as would to report any other crime. (Title 35, Chapter 13A, Section 1278) Q: What precautions should people take when using permitted novelty items or sparklers? A: It’s best to leave any type of fireworks to the experts. But if you decide to use permitted novelty items or sparklers: - Always read and follow the instructions carefully. - Use items outside in an open area. - A responsible adult should supervise all activities. - Only light one item at a time. - Place used items in a bucket of water prior to properly disposing of them. Q: What else should I know about fireworks? A: Cherry bombs, M-80s, M-100s, silver salutes and other illegal fireworks are all extremely dangerous. In addition, fireworks constructed from mail order kits are illegal and dangerous to assemble or use. Never attempt to make your own fireworks or tamper with fireworks.

Once again, Jessup Police Department will be increasing patrols for Independence Day weekend. We will have foot patrols throughout the borough.

Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Enforcement officers will be conducting random compliance checks at area bars during the Saint Ubaldo Day weekend. They will be checking for service to visibly intoxicated patrons, underage sales and patrons leaving the premises with open containers among other violations.

It is illegal to park a vehicle where it blocks a public or private driveway at any time. If a vehicle is blocking a driveway, it can be towed and the vehicle owner will be responsible for the towing and storage fees.

Jessup's Open Container Law states in part as follows; It shall be unlawful, within the Borough of Jessup, for any person to drink liquor or malt or brewed beverages upon any public street, public municipal parking lot, private parking lot open to public use or public park, public sidewalk, lane, alley, public recreational area or in any vehicle being operated or parked thereon. Violation of this law is punishable by a fine of not less than $100 or more than $300.

Do not leave your garage door opener in an unlocked car. Burglars in other parts of the state have been using garage door openers, taken from unlocked cars to gain access to peoples homes to burglarize them. Please keep your car locked at all times and keep all valuables out of sight.

Thank you to everyone that helped reunite this dog with its owner.

To help keep the people of Jessup safe, the Police department will be increasing foot and vehicle patrols for Halloween. We will have officers in plain clothes and in uniform on foot patrol throughout the borough.

The blue Hyundai Santa Fe stolen from Jessup last week was recovered at about 7:00 this morning at mile post 2 of interstate 84. The vehicle was probably there less than 24 hours. If anyone saw a person or vehicle near this vehicle or if they have any other information regarding this incident, please call Jessup Police at 570-342-9111

A car was stolen from the 300 block of Center St. and a few cars were broken into in the 300 block of Powell Ave. in the last 24 hours. Please remove your car keys, keep all valuables out of sight and lock your cars. Please report any suspicious activity in the area to 570-342-9111.

Thank you to everyone who shared or helped in any way with the post for the found puppy

Phone scammers pretending to be PPL employees have been calling residents saying they must pay or their electric service will be terminated. Do not send money or give any information to anyone! If you have any suspicions, call PPL.

There have been numerous bicycle thefts in Jessup the past 10 days. Bicycles were stolen during daylight and at night. All bicycles taken were unlocked. Anyone with any information regarding these thefts, please contact Jessup Police at 570-342-9111